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Two US  drone strikes kill 7 al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen 

Two US drone strikes kill 7 al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen 

SANAA, Apr. 19 (Press Shia) – Two US drone airstrikes have killed at least seven suspected al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen's northeastern province of Marib, a security official said Wednesday."Two al-Qaeda leaders, Saleh al-Awlaki and Saeed Ba-Kadir, were targeted and killed along with five others in two separated US drone strikes in late night of Tuesday," the official told Xinhua on condition...

Iranian FM to depart for Moscow soon

Iranian FM to depart for Moscow soon

TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (Press Shia) – FM spokesperson said Mohammad Javad Zarif will travel to Moscow to attend a trilateral meeting with his Syrian and Russian counterparts.Spokesman of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Mr. Zarif was slated to visit Moscow on Friday April 14 to take part at a three-way session with Syria’s Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Muallem as well as...

Airstrikes kill 18 militants in N Afghan province 

Airstrikes kill 18 militants in N Afghan province 

KUNDUZ, Apr. 09 (Press Shia) – A total of 18 militants were killed and eight others injured after the aircrafts targeted Taliban hideouts in Dasht-e-Archi and Chardara districts in Afghan northern Kunduz province Saturday night, an army spokesman in the province, Abdul Khalil said Sunday.According to the official, a Taliban key commander Mawlawi Wahidullah is also among those killed in the...

Civilian death toll in US-led coalition airstrike in Raqqa rises to 20

Civilian death toll in US-led coalition airstrike in Raqqa rises to 20

DAMASCUS, Apr. 09 (Press Shia Agency) – The number of civilians killed by the US-led coalition airstrike in the Syrian northern province of Raqqa has risen to 20, with children among the casualties, media reported Saturday.Earlier in the day, Syrian SANA news agency reported about ten casualties. According to the Al Masdar media outlet, the US-led coalition bombed Hanida...

US strike on Syria helping ISIS, Al-Qaeda

US strike on Syria helping ISIS, Al-Qaeda

TEHRAN, Apr. 08 (Press Shia Agency) – In an interview with RT, Chairman and founder of The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Ron Paul, said the evidence of Pres. Assad being behind the chemical attack has not been presented and the US strike on Syria is helping 'ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the enemy they are supposed to be fighting'.     ...

Syria had no reason to use chemical weapons

Syria had no reason to use chemical weapons

TEHRAN, Apr. 08 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s FM Zarif said the Syrian army had been faring well while the opposition were in despair, thus the Syrian government had no political or military need to use chemical weapons that it did not even have.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary Zsolt Semjén on Saturday in Tehran....

Turkish PM reiterates call for safe zones in Syria, welcomes US missile strike

Turkish PM reiterates call for safe zones in Syria, welcomes US missile strike

MOSCOW, Apr. 08 (Press Shia Agency) – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reiterated on Friday a call to establish safe zones in northern Syria and welcomed US missile strike on a Syrian airfield.On Thursday night, the United States carried out a cruise missile attack on the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha’irat, located in the vicinity of the Homs city. US...

US coalition acknowledges killing of 400 civilians in Syria, Iraq in 2014-2017

US coalition acknowledges killing of 400 civilians in Syria, Iraq in 2014-2017

WASHINGTON, Apr. 02(Press Shia) – A US-led coalition against ISIL terrorist group said on Saturday that at least 396 civilians in Syria and Iraq were killed as result of its airstrikes conducted in 2014-2017, the coalition said in a statement.According to the statement, between August 2014 and February 2017, the coalition conducted a total of 18,600 airstrikes, with the...

American war crimes in Mosul should be trialed: Shamkhani

American war crimes in Mosul should be trialed: Shamkhani

TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s SNSC secretary Ali Shamkhani condemned the airstrikes in Mosul which killed more than 200 civilians, describing it an act similar to behavior of terrorists who kill civilians.“Whether this criminal act was advertent or inadvertent, either hypothesis does not lessen the responsibility of the Americans,” said Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of...

Air raid on holy places, civilians unjustified

Air raid on holy places, civilians unjustified

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – FM Spokesperson Ghasemi, while slamming air raids on a mosque near Aleppo, said aggression against holy shrines and religious places with whatsoever intention remains reprehensible and unjustifiable.Bahram Ghasemi, Spokesman of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, strongly condemned air raids against a mosque on the outskirts of Aleppo in Syria leaving...

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